Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New AggreTweet Feature - Filter Top-10!

It came to our attention that given the overwhelming popularity of the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, and newly announced Kinect, the list of Gaming Trends on the front page of AggreTweet has become a little... crowded. Since those 4 platforms were always occupying the top 4 slots in the list, it only allowed for a maximum of 6 games to trend. Once you toss a few events into the mix (like E3) which are sure to trend high for weeks on end, it starts to get a little out of hand - and functionally useless.

So we've today launched an "Options" link above the Gaming Trends which can be clicked. In it, you'll find 5 convenient check boxes which can be used to specifically filter out which topic types you want displayed (pictured left).

This feature only affects the trend graphs, it does NOT affect the actual results that will be displayed in the Live Feed. You'll still see all the topics flowing in as you'd expect. The proper way to filter down the Live Feed is to go to a specific Topic channel (to see only tweets for that topic).

As the site continues to grow, and Twitter becomes more widely used, we'll continue to design useful features to make tracking your video game conversations and trends that much more useful!

Friday, June 18, 2010

E3 2010 Nets Over 500,000 Tweets

As anticipated, E3 2010 yielded a massive amount of social media chatter, including over half a million tweets in a single week!

E3 2010 ran from June 15 - 17 of this year, with a Microsoft Press Conference on Monday the 14th, along with a ridiculous Activision concert that same evening. Essentially, this entire week was all E3. And according to AggreTweet, E3 was the top trending topic among gaming all 7 days.

To be precise, from Saturday-to-Friday of E3 week, there was a total of 605,000 tweets. Given that I am writing this entry a little before midnight, naturally that number will change by a factor of a few thousand. However, the important take-away from this is just how accurately we can predict, track, and trend Twitter activity based around video games.

You may have remembered we predicted this outcome last week. How did we know? Well that's our little secret... But we have spent a lot of time and energy perfecting our technologies here at Aggregame, and will continue to do so. AggreTweet in particular continues to prove it is the most powerful Twitter analytics software in existence, and we will be growing and expanding this technology even further in the future.

Friday, June 11, 2010

E3 to Net 500,000 Tweets in 1 Week!

Over the last several months, we've learned a lot of valuable Twitter trends and behaviors while watching the AggreTweet graphs. One thing we pride ourselves in is our ability to assess user behavior in real-time. We've gotten so good at it in-fact, we're prepared to make a prediction...

We anticipate E3 2010 chatter to net at least 500,000 Tweets in a 1 week period, Saturday-to-Friday of next week (June 12 - June 18). This will be an unprecedented amount of Twitter game-related conversations, and should set the bar for the industry.

To put this into perspective, currently the Playstation 3 (as a platform) has the highest weekly tweet count, with just over 100,000 tweets this past week. That's a product with a healthy install base, and a large library of games for players to tweet about in relation to their platform. Never has a gaming event surpassed a platform in weekly tweets - not even PAX East earlier this year.

It's shaping up to be a big year for E3 with games like Killzone 3, Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, Medal of Honor, Call of Duty: Black Ops, SOCOM 4, Rock Band 3, Crysis 2 (to name a few), and of course the highly anticipated deep-dive into Project Natal Microsoft is expected to make at their press conference on Monday. Amidst additional rumors such as Hulu coming to the Xbox 360, and speculation on Valve's big surprise (probably Half-Life 3 / Source Engine 3), there will be plenty of things for gamers to tweet about =).